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also sy·phon (sī′fən)
1. A tube that carries a liquid from a higher level up and over a barrier and then down to a lower level, with the flow maintained by gravity and atmospheric pressure as long as the tube remains filled.
2. Zoology A tubular organ, especially of aquatic invertebrates such as squids or clams, by which water is taken in or expelled.
v. si·phoned, si·phon·ing, si·phons also sy·phoned or sy·phon·ing or sy·phons
1. To draw off or convey (a liquid) through a siphon.
2. To take or transfer (something), often illicitly: siphon money from an account; siphon customers from a competitor.
To pass through a siphon.

[Middle English, from Latin sīphō, sīphōn-, from Greek sīphōn.]

si′phon·al, si·phon′ic adj.
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American Standard is adding new models and color options to its popular two-piece Champion PRO line of toilets, known for their water saving flushing performance with the industry's largest siphonic trapway.
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The new trainer liked the grey on sight, liked her better on further acquaintance, and recommended her to John Amerman, owner of Grade 1 winners such as Lido Palace, Siphonic, Happyanunoit and Star Of Cozzene and former chairman of the Mattel Corporation.
Fallen: Siphonic, thought to be a possible starter in the Breeders' Cup Sprint this month at Arlington Park, finished a game second in his comeback race Wednesday during opening day of the Oak Tree meet and then died of an apparent heart attack in the receiving barn.
SIPHONIC, third to Johannesburg in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, was an expensive failure when third on his return at Santa Anita on Saturday.
Juvenile: 4-7 Officer, 11-2 Johannesburg, 7-1 Came Home, 8-1 Siphonic, 14-1 Essence Of Dubai, 20-1 Jump Start, 25-1 Ibn Al Haitham, 33-1 bar.
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Champion 4's Accelerator flush valve pushes water into the bowl three times faster than the standard two-inch flush valve and can move 40 percent larger mass than the industry's second-best siphonic high-performance toilet.
But he showed he fits with the best 3-year-olds when he upset since-sidelined Siphonic in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita and finished a head behind Buddha in the Wood Memorial in New York in his first two starts for his current trainer.